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Russian ship passengers rescued on China-Russia border

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-05-30 21:21

HARBIN - Passengers on a Russian ship that lost power in a border river were rescued by Chinese rescuers on Saturday, border control authorities said.

A border control station in Heilongjiang province received a call Saturday morning that a Russian ship with 45 passengers on board was stranded in a river and risked sinking because of wind and waves.

The station then sent a rescue ship with 10 rescuers.

The Chinese rescuers spent about two hours transferring passengers to the rescue ship, border control authorities said.

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